Due to the slow download speed, do you have trouble downloading Valorant on your computer? If so, you’re not alone! Many gamers have experienced slow download speeds when installing the game. Luckily, you can take a few simple steps to improve your download speed and get Valorant up and running faster.
1. Make Sure your Internet Connection is up to Speed
Before attempting to download Valorant, check your internet connection speed with an online speed test. You can go to fast.com to test your internet speed. Contact your internet provider for assistance if your speeds are lower than expected. If everything seems fine, move down to the next step.
2. Close Any Applications Running on your Computer
During the download process, applications running in the background can slow down your connection speed. To ensure your download speed is optimal, close all other applications while downloading Valorant. Follow these simple steps to close the applications running in the background as well foreground:
- Press the Windows key + X simultaneously to open the Power User menu.
- Select Task Manager from the list of options.
- Click the Processes tab.
- Select each process and click End task.
- Repeat this step until all the unnecessary background processes have been closed.
3. Update your Wi-Fi router
If you’re connected to a Wi-Fi router, ensure it’s running the latest firmware. This will help ensure it runs optimally and provide the best connection speed for downloading Valorant.
4. Check for Server Issues
If your download speed remains slow, it may be due to an issue with the Valorant server. Check the official Valorant server status page to see if there are any known issues. You can use Downdetector to check any server-related issues with Valorant.
5. Try Using a Different Network
If you’re still experiencing slow download speeds, try connecting through a different network. For example, if you’re connected to a Wi-Fi router, try connecting via cable (Ethernet) instead. If that isn’t possible, try downloading on a different network altogether.
6. Update Network Adapters
You may need to update your network adapters if you’re still experiencing slow download speeds while playing Valorant. Updating your network adapters can help improve your connection speed and any other online gaming experience.
Network adapters are devices that allow your computer to communicate with the internet. They are responsible for connecting your computer to the internet, and they can become outdated over time. When they become outdated, they may not be able to process data as quickly, resulting in slow download speeds.
Fortunately, updating your network adapters is relatively easy. Simply follow these steps:
- Go to the Start menu and type “Device Manager” in the search bar.
- Once the Device Manager is open, expand “Network Adapters.”
- Right-click on your network adapter and select “Update driver.”
- Select “Search automatically for drivers.”
- Windows will automatically download and install the latest driver for your network adapter if available.
- Once the driver has been installed, restart your computer and check if your Valorant download speed is improved.
- If not, try repeating the steps with any other network adapters you may have.
7. Change the DNS Address
A Domain Name System (DNS) address is a set of numbers that allows a computer to connect to a domain name such as www.valorant.com. If your current DNS address is causing slow download speeds, switching it to a different one can help improve the speed.
You can use any public DNS address (e.g. Google, Cloudflare, etc.) to replace the current one, but you may want to check which one works best for you. Follow these steps to change your DNS address.
- Open the Control Panel.
- Select Network and Internet.
- Click Network and Sharing Center.
- On the left panel, click Change adapter settings.
- Right-click on your active network connection and select Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
- Select the radio button for “Use the following DNS server addresses.”
- Enter the DNS addresses provided by your service provider or use the following public DNS server address from Google:
- Preferred DNS Server: 220.127.116.11
- Alternate DNS Server: 18.104.22.168
- Click OK to save the changes. Once you’ve changed your DNS address, you must clear the cache.
- Right-click on the Start icon and select Terminal (Admin) or Command Prompt (Admin), whichever you see.
- On the terminal, type the following commands and hit Enter. Make sure to execute only one command at once.
ipconfig /release ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /renew
- Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
After you have changed your DNS address, try downloading Valorant again, and it should be downloaded without any issues.
By following these tips, you should be able to improve your download speed and get Valorant up and running quickly. If you’re still having trouble, contact your ISP or Valorant support for assistance.